About the BEC
In 1989, California created new environmental regulations referred to as AB-939. Not long after, a handful of businesses created the South Bay Business Environmental Coalition (SBBEC) with the intent of working with their community leaders to meet compliance without overwhelming impact on business operation (You can read more about that here). This coalition between business, community and government has been so successful, it lead us to the creation of the Business Environmental Coalition (BEC), an organization focused on giving businesses a voice in the environmental regulation process.
Focus and Responsibility:
The BEC is taking responsibility for defining and approving standards for environmental sustainability in business. We believe having this power solely in the hands of Bureaucrats and Environmental groups with non-business agendas is detremental to everyone and we represent the voice of business, the voice of reason at that table of discussion!
We encourage and support member businesses in obtaining and sustaining realistic environmental standards. Our focus is on voluntary participation of all businesses and through this voluntary efforts, we have an opportunity to limit over regulation which too often decreases productivity and actually leads to unintended consequences which block opportunities to achieve true sustainability.
The BEC is focused on bridging communication between law makers and member businesses. We proactively reach out to effect change at the community, state and federal level with an eye on true sustainability in business.
The BEC creates custom services to the needs of each business:
- National and Multi-National Corporations
- Mid Sized and Regional Corporations
- Small Businesses
While Large and Mid Sized corporations often need individually customized and confidential services, small businesses are usually more cost conscious and will often find what they need using the tools built into this website to ensure they are meeting regulations and avoiding potential givernment fines.